Specialising in the music, digital and tech industries, Mark is a seasoned entertainment lawyer who aims to protect his clients’ rights and revenues through tough negotiations and careful Intellectual Property management. This is particularly crucial for recording artists and songwriters in the era of the “360 degree” deal that has meant that artists are having to cede a wider range of their rights and revenue streams, such as recording, merchandising, digital rights, touring and publishing to a single company or group of connected companies. Mark seeks to ensure that his clients retain as much control over their rights and consequential income as is commercially feasible.
Mark helps early post-revenue businesses obtain finance through his wide connections in the corporate finance and venture capital sectors. Mark’s network of investors are actively seeking to assist in the expansion of those tech and online businesses benefiting from rights acquisition, management and exploitation that operate in industries including music and media.
Mark works as a Consultant Solicitor for Everys and acts for creative and corporate clients on deal negotiations, drafting contracts and managing the licensing of a variety of Intellectual Property rights.